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I Love You, Rasna!

Most parents of this generation would have grown up longing for Rasna, especially in the summer holidays. I clearly remember the hot summer days in my Mumbai house, where amma would buy a new packet...

Are we throwing the baby out with the bathwater?

I have always kept my eyes and ears open for interesting articles on how children learn as a mother of two school going kids,  and how different systems across the world impart learning to children....

Good cop ! Bad cop !

Most of you are familiar with this term. Frequently used in interrogating suspects, this process involves 2 police officers : while one plays the “good cop” trying to be sympathetic, the...

Teach Kids to Learn from Failure

An article by a friend “Bring on the failure” set me thinking on the Indian parent’s attitude towards failure of their kids. We have been taught, as we grew up, that it is important to do well;...

My son…my teacher

This post has been contributed by Venkatesh Mahadevan. My son Ankush, “cooldude” as he likes to be called, just appeared for his Board Exams and got his results. India has several seasons, the...

The Desi Scene – Gen Y Kids

This blog post has been contributed by Sukanya Badri.  Growing up in India has become that much more exciting these days – lucky the present genY! The signs of change are all around you – right...

So, What’s Your Parenting Style?

                       When I was first asked to contribute a blogpost to ParentEdge, my first reaction was, ‘no problem.’ As a parent of teenagers, of a girl and a boy, who have...

The Art of Sharing in Kids

                    Not so sure if I can put this post under “Diaries of the young parent” !! At 34, I cannot presume to be called young – but with a 2 year old daughter , I think...

Learning to Think out of the Box from your Kids

                  The other day, my 14 year old nephew called me to ask if my daughter (a year older than him) could stop by his place for a brief bit on her way back from school. I...

Happy Birthday to You

My daughter turns 2 on Sunday and I am yet to get her a new dress, yet to think of a gift, yet to order the cake, yet to invite people over,… Do I belong to a rare species? Apparently, not. While...